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World Book and Copyright Day is April 23!

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World Book and Copyright Day is April 23!

 

Any day that celebrates books and reading is important toworld book and copyright day me! World Book and Copyright Day was created by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

Organization) to  “promote the enjoyment of books and reading.” 

 

Books are like having a time-travel machine or Harry Potter Floo Network. At any time, your book can take you back to a famous Civil War battle or you can jump

into the future and imagine what Artificial Intelligence mixed with human emotions has done to society. 

 

Books add a special layer to our daily lives. They allow us to experience different cultures and lifestyles without leaving our homes.  

This day also calls attention to copyright to protect intellectual property. And finally, books…literacy…are imperative for a society to grow and thrive. 

 

How you can observe this day?

~Pick up a book and start reading

~Donate books you’ve read to a Free Library 

~Donate books to your local schools 

~Read to a child

~Volunteer to teach someone to read

~Learn about copyright basics

 

What are you reading now???

 

Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Stephen King

 

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours

 John Locke




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Comments(15)

Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Thanks for the reminder.  I read several books the first 45 days of the year then I stopped.  

Apr 23, 2024 05:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Michael Elliott there's a lot of the year left to read!!

Apr 23, 2024 05:21 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Lately, I have started to read more and I am trying to make it a habit, but it's a struggle, haha.

Apr 23, 2024 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England you have no idea how happy that makes me!!!! 

Apr 23, 2024 05:21 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I have several books going right now. One on my Kindle for when I go to bed ~ am reading Robert Dugoni,"Killing on the Hill" and a hard cover book ~ Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult. I love to read and always have.

Apr 23, 2024 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I know how much you love to read. I just started Anticancer Living-Transform Your Life and Healthe with the mix of Six. 

Apr 23, 2024 05:23 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I celebrate every day by reading good books. I post recommendations on Facebook.

What are you reading today?

Apr 23, 2024 07:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I'll check Facebook more often. I just started Anticancer Living-Transform Your Life with the Mix of Six (recommended by Patricia Kennedy  and Extinction by Douglas Preston 

Apr 23, 2024 05:24 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
I always have at least one book going, usually more. What I read and when I read certain things depends on my mood. 😊 I have a boatload of books I need to donate.

Apr 23, 2024 07:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams We've taken some of our books to the Free Library in Kickerillo. 

Apr 23, 2024 05:25 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I just finished two books, a short story by Margaret Atwood. and a James Patterson mystery called Chef, about a detective who also cooks. Both were very good. One was on my Kindle the other, Chef was picked up from a Little Library. We have a great library close to us and I love to feel a book in my hands, however the Kindle is great when travelling as you can carry a lot of books in small package.

Apr 23, 2024 07:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I'm going to have to get the Patterson book!!!  I just downloaded a new one from Douglas Preston (Extinction) Larry and I have retrieved and left books from the Little Library. I think it's a great concept. 

Apr 23, 2024 05:27 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

My mom is about to be 93. She reads three books a week (and has since she is about 8 years old). I think she may hold a world record  :)

Apr 23, 2024 08:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty that's amazing!!! But I'll bet that's what keeps her going!

Apr 23, 2024 05:28 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, We have donated many of our books to organizations. After we read them, we never pick them up again and don't like clutter. If a family member or friend does not want any, out they go!

Apr 23, 2024 09:58 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I love that you pass them on!  I hate to see them in the landfill or just sitting there. 

Apr 23, 2024 05:28 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy instead of World Book Day they should call it Endre Barath, Jr. Day, with all the books Endre has.

Apr 23, 2024 02:32 PM
Kathy Streib

LOL George Souto I agree.... Endre Barath, Jr. loves books, especially cookbooks!

Apr 23, 2024 05:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Reading every day is so important to me, Kathy! Funny, but today, I asked the Library of Congress for a copyright on the silo logo that I created and you wrote this post on it!

Apr 23, 2024 06:04 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Kathy Streib the World book and copyright day is a great important day we can celebrate.

Apr 23, 2024 08:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I had no idea it was world book & copyright day, with that said, thanks to our author friend here on this platform Ricki Eichler McCallum  I am back to reading and right now it is Frederick Forsight's Dog's of War:)Endre

Apr 23, 2024 09:31 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
I came back to say I saw an article yesterday that printed books are still outselling ebooks by quite a margin.

Apr 24, 2024 08:34 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I missed this special day yesterday, but I WAS reading, and something I enjoy pretty much every day.

Jeff

Apr 24, 2024 04:30 PM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

Hello, Kathy.

Reading books and being a lifelong learner are so important and fun.

Thank you for sharing. Have a fantastic weekend.

Apr 26, 2024 08:50 AM